Did you catch the segment from Tuesday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where Colbert takes a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment?
His goal in taking the test was to answer the question everyone seems to be asking: Who is Stephen Colbert?
So to complete his path of self-discovery he invited Julie Gross, Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs personality assessment, to administer the test and announce the results. The segment is hilarious and Julie is the perfect straight man to Colbert’s jokes about his fame, Johnny Depp and all- in-good-fun mockery of the assessment itself.
Turns out Colbert is an INFP – typically one of the most brilliant, creative, intellectual minds. While quite funny the segment also highlights how personality assessments can help individuals gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others.
At one point, Julie says to Colbert, “People want to see the real you” and that is something to remember in both our personal and professional interactions.
Using your MBTI type to understand what makes you tick
Self-awareness and understanding what makes us tick, what our strengths and blind spots are, is what makes us better employees and leaders. And sure, being aware of your own personality type is fascinating, but it’s equally powerful to understand personality types of those people you communicate with every day. This includes friends and family but also colleagues.
It’s why we partnered with CPP, Inc., the Myers-Briggs® company to integrate CPP’s MBTI®Complete into the Halogen TalentSpace suite.
The Halogen Myers-Briggs module makes it easy to complete and track Myers-Briggs personality type assessments and capture all the great insights within the Halogen TalentSpace suite. These valuable insights can then be used by managers and employees to foster better self-awareness, communication, teamwork, and, ultimately, performance.
To learn more on how the Halogen Myers-Briggs module can help improve organizational communication and collaboration, check out this archived webinar: Instill an organizational culture of self-awareness and teamwork with the Halogen Myers-Briggs® module
Understanding ourselves (I’m an ISFJ) and others is what can help us be successful. So with Colbert promising to “get all INFP your face”, we hope you consider how your personality – and personalities of those around you – impact communication and collaboration.
Watch the Late Show with Stephen Colbert segment here: